Jimmy’s love for fishing began back in the 1950’s while taking trips with his mom and dad, Toni and Leo, to northern Wisconsin. In the 70’s, Jimmy, along with his wife and parents, bought a trailer on the Holcombe Flowage.
For 34 years, Jimmy made as many trips “up north” as possible while pursuing his career as a physical education instructor, coach, and athletic director. But come Friday afternoon, the old station wagon was loaded up with fishing gear and off he went, often with his wife, Jan, their two children, and their beagle in tow. His kids, Jamie and Jimbo, grew up loving to be on the water as much as Jimmy did.
Five years ago, Jimmy realized his dream when he and Jan bought a beautiful home on Lake Holcombe. Soon after, Jimmy was able to retire from teaching. Now he spends most of his time in paradise – either fishing or enjoying the view of the lake while working on Jimmy’s MasterBaiters. As Jimmy still bends every piece of wire for his baits, bait production is a time-consuming process. At times, baits may be limited. Please be patient – they’re worth the wait.